Meditation Journal 5

18 Jan

Who do you trust? 

My Take

DiVoran Lites

Amazon Book for Children

Lord, I don’t like the way things are going. I’m scared and worried. I didn’t expect things to go this way. I thought they would get better sooner. Can’t you fix it? Can’t you make it all go away, so we can be happy?” After thinking a thought like that our minds set sail on a ship of can’t you and won’t you please…? We pour out suggestions to God hoping we can influence him to make things the way we think they should be. 

Today I saw an article online that was a slap in our president’s face. It made me sad. We pray for him and our country, and God hears our prayers. The only thing is, God already has his plan, and he knows what he’s doing. Things always turn out the way he wants them to. That’s the reason we are asked to give thanks in everything. We are the sheep of his pasture, not his bosses. He’ll pray through us and he’ll tell us how to pray, but he won’t be persuaded or even impressed with our thoughts of what should happen. God is the only completely trustworthy person both on earth and in the realms of heaven. He always knows what he’s doing, and he never makes a mistake.

This morning after I saw the insult hurled at the president. I started my meditation journal with a Bible selection in the Upper Room: Exodus 14 

It swept me away to read how when the Israelites were leaving Egypt because God had told them to, they were followed by a vast army with orders to bring them all back. They were too valuable as slaves to be let go.  

Egypt

That’s when God started putting his next plan into action.

The Israelis had to stop at the edge of the Red Sea. They probably demanded to be taken back to the life they knew, even though it was slavery. They with all their oldsters and children couldn’t swim it and it was probably too far to go around. With the Egyptian soldiers on their heels Moses heard God said. “I will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” And then I slowly and carefully read the story and was enthralled with It. I would love for you to read it for yourself. It gave me a huge lift; I think the same may happen to you. If you wish, and have time, you can write it in your journal in your own words. Something like that is always good to see when you re-read your journals. Scripture: Exodus 14

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, and neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

“I Can Do all Things Through God who Strengthens Me.” 

You can see it in the movie the Prince of Egypt

Tell me about the Red Sea

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”

One Response to “Meditation Journal 5”

  1. Onisha Ellis January 19, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

    Isaiah 55:8-9 is one of my go to verses. I am blessed with wonderful friends but there is only one that I can fearlessly share my entire heart with, my savior, my comforter, my Jesus.

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